S Korea proposes high-level talks with N Korea

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PV Desk : South Korea has offered high-level talks with North Korea on 9 January to discuss its possible participation in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
It comes after the North’s leader Kim Jong-un said he was considering sending a team to Pyeongchang in South Korea for the Games in February, reports the BBC.
He said the two sides should “urgently meet to discuss the possibility”.
South Korea’s president said he saw the offer as a “groundbreaking chance” to improve relations.
At a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, President Moon Jae-in also said the North’s nuclear programme would be the backdrop of any sporting discussions.
“The improvement of relations between North and South Korea cannot go separately with resolving North Korea’s nuclear programme, so the foreign ministry should co-ordinate closely with allies and the international community regarding this,” said Moon.
South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon proposed on Tuesday that representatives could meet at Panmunjom, the so-called “truce village”.
The village, in the heavily guarded demilitarised zone (DMZ) at the border, is where the Koreas have historically held talks.

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